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Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
2$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
6$445,000,000Rocket Internet PLDTSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$390,000,000RelateIQSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$337,000,000Quintiq Dassualt SystemesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$270,000,000OoyalaTelstraSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$250,000,000Campaign MonitorInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$225,000,000Pure Storage ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$175,000,000 BizoLinkedInSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$175,000,000Tail-f SystemsCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$170,000,000AxedaPTCSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$160,000,000Cloudera ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  2. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  3. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  4. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  5. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  6. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  7. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  8. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  9. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  10. Australian Telco Telstra Acquires Video Distribution Startup Ooyala (TechCrunch)
  11. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  12. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  13. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  14. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  15. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  16. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  17. LinkedIn to Acquire Bizo for $175M (FinSMEs)
  18. Cisco acquires Stockholm, Sweden-based networking tech firm Tail-f Systems for $175 million (TechEU)
  19. PTC announces Axeda acquisition for IoT push, posts solid Q2 (ZDNet)
  20. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)

Telstra acquires Ooyala


As part of its efforts to continue to control distribution, systems and platforms in the digital age, Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, has invested US$270 million to increase its stake in Ooyala, a leading Silicon Valley-based startup that provides cloud-based video platform services. The funding is on top of Telstra’s $61 million investment in Ooyala over the past two years and has increased Telstra’s stake in the company to a majority of 98% from 23%. Under the deal, Ooyala will operate independently under the leadership of its present executive and management teams and all employees will be retained. It will also continue to serve its existing clients like Univision, Comedy Central, NBC Universal, Telstra, ESPN, Telegraph Media Group, and Telefonica, among others.

So why is Telstra so interested in Ooyala? Analysts are predicting that Telstra wants to transition from being a traditional telecommunications enterprise to a global technology company. Telstra already owns 50% of video on-demand operator Foxtel and has expanded into digital media, file sharing and e-health. With Ooyala, Telstra will gain a substantial foothold in the thriving personalised cloud TV and video technology market and now has the expertise to compete with Google’s YouTube, Brightcove, and other emerging players.